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Road Board abolition looms with bill okay

PROCEEDS of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC) will soon be managed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 7436 whose main purpose is to abolish the Road Board. Voting 172-0, the bill provides that all….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 16th, 2018

House approves abolition of Road Board

By Charmaine A. Tadalan VOTING 172-0, the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading the bill seeking to abolish the Road Board over allegations of misuse of public funds, misappropriation, and graft and corruption. The Road Board, created by Republic Act No. 8794, is mandated to oversee the management and utilization of special […] The post House approves abolition of Road Board appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

House approves bill abolishing Road Board

TWO House panels have approved a substitute bill that proposes the abolition of the Road Board. One of the authors of the bill, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, said it is about time to cut the corruption in the Road Board. The House Committee on Government Reorganization and Public Works and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Senate approves bill seeking to abolish corrupt Road Board

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 18-0, the Senate on Monday, February 12, approved on 3rd and final reading the bill seeking to abolish the Road Board, which currently manages and uses motor vehicle user’s charge (MUVC). Senate Bill 1620 was authored and sponsored by Senator Manny Pacquiao, chair of the Senate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

House committees okay bill to abolish Road Board - Inquirer.net

House committees okay bill to abolish Road Board - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Jaguars Jalen Ramsey tells fans we’re going to Super Bowl

By Mark Long, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey did pretty much the same thing that upset his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates last week. He started looking ahead. Ramsey told thousands of fans awaiting the team’s return from Pittsburgh late Sunday that the Jaguars “are going to the Super Bowl and we are going to win that (expletive).” Jacksonville (12-6), of course, has the AFC championship game at New England remaining before even getting to the Super Bowl. The small-market franchise is winless in seven games in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and 1-10 all-time against the Patriots (14-3). Ramsey’s comments surely will find their way north. “You come back and you’ve got all the fans here and things of that nature,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. “Obviously that’s something that everybody, they want to do when you get close. Whether you have to say it or not? The one thing I do know is the road to it always leads through New England. “Our focus isn’t on anything else but the New England Patriots. It will be a great challenge for us obviously.” The Jags took exception to the Steelers talking about facing the Patriots instead of them, and used it as motivation in a 45-42 victory Sunday. Nonetheless, they stood behind their outspoken and ultra-talented defender. “To me, it’s just a man that has confidence in his team,” defensive tackle Abry Jones said. “What’s he going to say? He knows what we’re going up there to do. It’s not like he ain’t saying nothing that’s not true.” Fellow defensive tackle Malik Jackson said the difference between Ramsey’s remarks and comments from Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, running back Le’Veon Bell and safety Mike Mitchell is the timing. “We’re so close that I think it’s OK to say, ’Hey, we’re going to do this,’” Jackson said. “It’s one of those things that I think he believes in himself after the game he just had, locking down one of the best receivers in the game. “He’s pretty hyped and he wants to let everybody know he’s hyped, so I think he’s just happy and he understands that we have a giant in front of us and we’ve just got to pay all the attention to this team. “We don’t even know who’s going to play in the Super Bowl because we’re not looking ahead to that.” Ramsey was unavailable during the team’s open locker room session Monday. “He’s going to talk, but we’re going to show up,” defensive end Yannick Ngakoue said. “I just don’t like when people talk all week. You talk reckless and you lose.” The Jaguars voiced their displeasure with being overlooked by the Steelers last week and were really vocal after the victory at Heinz Field. Players yelled, “Where’s Mike Mitchell at now” as they came off the field. “I feel like they took us lightly. I don’t know why because we whooped them the first time,” Ngakoue said. “You’ve got to respect all your opponents. That’s why we’re not big in trash-talking. We’re big in playing on Sunday. “Real guys, real people don’t talk. We throw the first punch. We threw the first punch and we got the victory.” And now they have a matchup against the NFL’s most successful franchise over the past two decades. The Jaguars are 1-3 against New England in the postseason, with the lone victory coming after the 1998 season — before coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady teamed up to take five Super Bowl titles. Jacksonville’s win came against coach Pete Carroll and backup quarterback Scott Zolak. The Jags are 0-7 against the Brady-Belichick combination. “We’re not going to go out there like the Steelers the week before and talk about people in a bad way and give them bulletin board news,” Jackson said. “We just continue to work and earn respect. ... We just keep proving people wrong. (Blake Bortles) keeps proving people wrong, and we just keep going on it and pounding people. It’s just awesome to see and awesome to be a part of. “We understand we have to do what we have to do or we’ll be watching the Super Bowl at home like everybody else.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board

Senate vows to speed up bill abolishing 'corrupt, arrogant' Road Board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Senate to start hearings on Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines -  The Senate committee on public works will start hearings today on proposals to abolish the Road Board, which congressional leaders des.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2017

Senate to start hearings on Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines -  The Senate committee on public works will start hearings today on proposals to abolish the Road Board, which congressional leaders des.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2017

House mulls Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives is considering the abolition of an obscure but well-funded government agency called the Road Board.       .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Senate tackles bill to abolish Road Board - BusinessWorld Online Edition

Senate tackles bill to abolish Road Board - BusinessWorld Online Edition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2017

Bill filed abolishing Road Board

SENATOR Aquilino Pimentel III has filed Senate Bill 114 that seeks to abolish the Road Board in order to remove a layer of bureaucracy, which has become an avenue for graft and corruption. P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Road Board’s abolition pushed

Incoming Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III formally sought yesterday the abolition of the Road Board to eliminate another layer of bureaucracy and an avenue for graft and corruption. .......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

Road Boards abolition pushed

Incoming Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III formally sought yesterday the abolition of the Road Board to eliminate another layer of bureaucracy and an avenue for graft and corruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3

By TOM WITHERS,  AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. They built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who fell to 1-5 on the road in the postseason. Any discussion of Cleveland's demise is premature. Kyle Korver made four of the Cavs' 17 3-pointers and Cleveland had six players in double figures. Game 4 is Monday night before the series returns to Boston. Jaylen Brown was in foul trouble all night and scored just 10 for the Celtics after averaging 23 in the first two games. Jayson Tatum scored 18 and Terry Rozier 13 for Boston. Only 19 of a possible 300 teams have ever overcome a 2-0 deficit in the playoffs. James and the Cavs, who previously did it in 2007 and again in 2016 while winning the NBA title, took the first step toward a third comeback. To return to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year, the Cavs have to win four of five and re-write Boston's illustrious history. The Celtics are 37-0 when they win the first two games in a series. "That doesn't bother me," Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said before Game 3. "The games have to be played. They won two games on their home court, which we know they've been playing well the whole playoffs, but we're not discouraged. "So, 0-2 doesn't really mean anything." Apparently not. The Cavs came in wanting to play faster and be more physical with the younger Celtics, who were the aggressors in Games 1 and 2. Lue also needed more from point guard George Hill after two poor performances (8 points, 1 assist) in Boston. Hill responded with a driving layup to start the game and drained three 3-pointers in the first quarter as Cleveland wasted no time taking control. Hill finished with 13, J.R. Smith 11 and Cleveland's supporting cast played so well that James only had to play 37 minutes. Boston coach Brad Stevens was confident his team would play better on the road than earlier in these playoffs, but the Celtics were shaky early, committing four turnovers and shooting 2 of 10 while the Cavs opened a 27-11 lead. James arrived at 5:45 p.m., greeted by the usual phalanx of cameras waiting to record his walk from the security entrance at Quicken Loans Arena to Cleveland's locker room. Earlier in the day, James said the fact he has twice rallied from 2-0 deficits in the postseason offered no relief. "There's nothing about the playoffs that's comfortable until you either win it all or you lose and go into the summer," he said. Summer might not be as close as it once seemed. FAMILY TIES Stevens has deep Cleveland roots, but he's slowly converting family members to pull for Boston's teams. His parents are from Northeast Ohio and his wife, Tracy, is from suburban Rocky River. Before the game, Stevens was asked what happens to all the Cavs, Browns and Cavaliers gear he gets as gifts. "My 7 1/2-year-old nephew was offered 10 extra-credit points (in school) if he wore anything regarding Cleveland yesterday, and he went all green," Stevens said. "And three years ago, I think he was all Cleveland stuff. So we're making strides with him. But yeah, we have a large contingent. Maybe they'll get some of those (Game 3 giveaway) yellow shirts and pass them around to some people who haven't completely converted to rooting for the Celtics yet." TIP-INS Celtics: Seeking to become the sixth No. 2 seed to win the East in eight years. Boston was a No. 4 seed when it advanced to the finals in 2010. ... Fell to 3-8 in playoff games in Cleveland, the most by a Cavs opponent at the Q. ... Stevens was relieved to learn that Boston legend Bill Russell was recovering after a hospital stay brought on by dehydration. Russell won 11 NBA titles with the Celtics. "He's the ultimate basketball winner," Stevens said. "The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor — everything about him." Cavaliers: James needs six field goals to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) for the most in postseason history. ... Cleveland has won six straight playoff games at home. ... Improved to 14-6 vs. Boston in the playoffs. UP NEXT Game 4 is Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Solons junking Road Board

ON the eve of the start of Congress’ three-week session tomorrow, House leaders vowed to expedite the passage of a proposed law seeking to abolish the Road Board to prevent the alleged misuse of billions of pesos of the Road User’s Tax collected by the government. Surigao del Sur Rep.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Philippines readies roadmap for halal industry development

The Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board, which is composed of nine government agencies led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is set to unveil next month the comprehensive Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Strategic Road Map......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Halal board set to unveil road map during first National Halal Conference

THE government is set to reveal next week its strategic roadmap which was crafted with the aim of boosting the export of halal products. In a statement released Friday, the Trade Department, which leads the interagency Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board, said the roadmap will include the launch of the approved Philippine national […] The post Halal board set to unveil road map during first National Halal Conference appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

PG& E customers can get $3K off new Nissan LEAF electric vehicle

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that its customers can save $3,000 on the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV).   This offer adds to existing state and federal discounts available to customers in California to help support the state's clean transportation goal of having five million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2030.   At any authorized Nissan dealership, interested customers can show a recent copy of their PG&E bill, a valid photo ID and the flyer with the Fleet Certification Code found here. Family members are also eligible if they prove with a driver's license that the...Keep on reading: PG&E customers can get $3K off new Nissan LEAF electric vehicle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

LTFRB worried about continued operation of Uber despite deal with Grab

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is concerned that the Philippine Competition Commission's (PCC) order to Grab and Uber to continue to operate independently in the country, even if the latter has already shuttered its Southeast Asian operations, may adversely affect the riding public. "PCC is focusing on the competition aspect," LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said on Saturday. "Our concern is how will the complaints, road crashes, if any, will be handled by Uber if they no longer have employees? Who will pay for the cost to operate? In an order released on Saturday, the PCC said the two transportation network companies (TNCs) should "maintain t...Keep on reading: LTFRB worried about continued operation of Uber despite deal with Grab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Lone dog: No. 11 Loyola joins list of regulars at Final Four

By Eddie Pells, Associated Press Three teams that need no introduction. One from out of nowhere. Though the 2018 NCAA Tournament produced the biggest upset in the history of the event along with a seemingly endless string of wild finishes and unexpected results, the Final Four will look very much like it has over the last handful of seasons. In one of next Saturday's semifinals, it's a barnburner of a matchup between top-seeded programs with rich histories: Villanova vs. Kansas. In what will quickly become known as the "other" semifinal, it's an upstart vs. another school that knows this road: No. 11 Loyola-Chicago vs. No. 3 Michigan . Remarkable as Loyola's run — and this tournament — have been, this marks the fifth time over the last six seasons that three teams seeded 1 through 4 have been joined by another seeded 7 or higher. The four previous times, the underdog has bowed out in the semifinal. "Why not us?" Ramblers coach Porter Moser said, repeating his team's oft-used mantra this month — one he hopes can lead to yet another history making upset. "You have to have high-character guys that believe to truly do that." The teams will have trouble topping the show Kansas and Duke put on Sunday with the last spot in San Antonio up for grabs. The Jayhawks topped the Blue Devils 85-81 in overtime to send Kansas back to the site of its last national title, in 2008. The Kansas-Villanova matchup is sure to re-ignite calls for some form of reseeding heading into the Final Four. The winner between the top seeds will almost certainly be favored in the final. This year's most-notable underdog — outside of Maryland-Baltimore County, which beat Virginia in the tournament's first week to pull off the first 16 vs. 1 upset — is Loyola-Chicago. Urged on by their 98-year-old nun, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the Ramblers are the fourth 11th seed to make college basketball's final weekend — joining LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011). A look at some of the history behind these Final Four teams: LOYOLA-CHICAGO: It's not totally accurate to say the Ramblers are from nowhere. This program won the title in 1963 in one of the most significant championship runs in the sport's history — including a game known as the "Game of Change." The Ramblers, with a mostly black roster, defeated an all-white team from Mississippi State, which served as prelude to the better-known title game in which Texas Western and its all-black starting lineup defeated Kentucky. Loyola went on to beat Cincinnati in overtime for the title. After the win Saturday, Les Hunter, a member of the 1963 team, said the Ramblers are capable of bringing home another championship. "I think they're the best right now," Hunter said. "They work so well together. They can play with anybody — anybody — right now." MICHIGAN: All the freshmen dominating today's game should pay homage to the Fab Five — the group of five freshmen, including Jalen Rose and Chris Webber, who made baggy shorts the rage and took the Wolverines to the Final Four in 1992. This year's Wolverines were a middle-of-the-pack Big Ten team in early February, after a loss at Northwestern dropped them to 8-5 in the conference. They haven't lost since, and their 13-game winning streak is second in the country only to the Ramblers, who have won 14 straight. "We don't get caught up in the win streak that we're on," guard Charles Matthews said. "We didn't even know we were on a 13-game win streak." VILLANOVA: Juniors Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges were there for Villanova's national title two years ago. They are the team's leading scorers. The Wildcats haven't been seriously pushed yet in the tournament, winning every game by double-digits and paying no mind to the upsets that have busted brackets for the past two weeks. The key to all this success? "At this point, you don't really try to figure out why," coach Jay Wright said. "You're kind of saying, 'Why us,' you know, and just soaking it in." KANSAS: Since winning it all in 2008, the Jayhawks had been seeded No. 1 five times and failed to make the Final Four any of those times. If Grayson Allen's shot at the buzzer in regulation hadn't gone in and out — twice — this might have marked No. 6. But Malik Newman scored all 13 of Kansas' points in overtime to help the Jayhawks top Duke. "There's a lot of players out there who deserve the best of the best," Jayhawks coach Bill Self said. "They get to experience the very best there is. I'm happy for them.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018